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Old 03-30-2019, 03:10 AM
 
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Bought 9 gal Fluval Flex, filled it with water and let the water circulate for 5 months before adding 10 Cardinal tetras and 3 minature catfish,while the water was crystal clear before the addition of the fish now after a month the water is somewhat cloudy,is there something i can do to return the tanks water clarity?
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:37 AM
 
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My guess is it's probably back to normal by now?
That's cycling in action. It doesn't really happen until you actually add fish.
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Old 04-04-2019, 01:05 AM
 
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Too much food and too much poop in the water?
Do you have a filter in your aquarium?
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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Have filter and 8 Cardinal tetras.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:56 PM
 
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Eight cardinals per 9 gallons would be a-ok even without the filter or even any circulation.
If "cloudy" is lightly milky-white, that's a completely normal part of establishing a healthy nitrogen cycle and should go away within a week or two.
If it's more greenish - as I'm sure you know, it is an algae bloom, and it's really easy to deal with by simply reducing the lights-on time.
Unless your fish looked stressed out or start dying off, it's nothing to worry about.
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:38 AM
 
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Thanks NP, fish dont seem to be showing any abnormal behavior.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:09 AM
 
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Have you resolved this. I have similar problem. Try to change third part of the water every week.
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